Package Details: dexed-git 0.9.6.r0.g11ae4d7-1

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Package Base: dexed-git
Description: A software synth closely modelled on the Yamaha DX7 (git version)
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Licenses: GPL3
Groups: vst-plugins, pro-audio
Conflicts: dexed, dexed-vst-git
Provides: dexed
Submitter: SpotlightKid
Maintainer: SpotlightKid
Last Packager: SpotlightKid
Votes: 12
Popularity: 0.20
First Submitted: 2018-03-23 22:57
Last Updated: 2021-03-05 16:23

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QuentinFaidide commented on 2020-01-29 22:00

As of right now, the only library file provided after compilation is Dexed.a, and not, so the script fails at install stage (when copying .so). Should be easy to fix though.

SpotlightKid commented on 2018-08-21 14:00

Notice: the updated package version (*), which I put out last week, now has a functioning plug-in and stand-alone version again!

SpotlightKid commented on 2018-03-31 18:27

Heads up: unfortunately the Dexed VST plugin does not work on Linux in release 0.9.4. I've filed a bug in Dexed's Github issue tracker. Until this is resolved I can only recommend to return to release 0.9.3 if you need the VST plugin. The new standalone version in release 0.9.4 seems to work ok, though.

Here's a PKGBUILD, which you can use for version 0.9.3:

SpotlightKid commented on 2018-03-22 16:32

@Gimmeapill: thanks for looking into this. I have also noticed that this is not handled consistently. I think I'd prefer the lower-case binary unless there is a compelling reason to use an uppercase name. I just think it's easier when using the terminal.

I also probably should add a .desktop file and an icon now.

Gimmeapill commented on 2018-03-22 11:10

Regarding the capitalization of the binary: I was not too sure so I put everything to lower case.

But after searching a bit, it seems to be fine to have a binary name with upper cases. Some official packages do it, for ex:

So the install line can leave the name as is (and keep it consistent with the vst name):

install -Dm755 build/Dexed "${pkgdir}/usr/bin/Dexed"

Gimmeapill commented on 2018-03-21 22:22

@SpotlightKid: No obvious build switch for jack support, but as a workaround you can apparently wrap the standalone application with Carla via «Add Jack application» (needs beta6, as per

And actually, the vst itself seems to be broken in most hosts at the moment (this is possibly related to vst3 support and/or vst2.4 deprecation).

SpotlightKid commented on 2018-03-20 20:02

@Gimmeapill: thanks for the heads up! I changed the PKGBUILD according to your suggestion. Ideally, the package should now be renamed to just "dexed-git". I might do that later.

Do you know whether it is possible to build the standalone version with JACK support?

Gimmeapill commented on 2018-03-20 19:43

As per the changelog of version 0.9.4 freshly released, Dexed also comes as a standalone version, which is built by default.

So this only requires one additional line in the package function:

install -Dm755 build/Dexed "${pkgdir}/usr/bin/dexed"

(I didn't capitalize on purpose)